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Friday, October 26, 2018

Fugitive from Justice in Possession of Firearms Sentenced to 10 Months

     PHOENIX – This week, Ryan Smith Hagel, 31, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 10 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Hagel had previously pleaded guilty to one count of fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm.

     On Nov. 18, 2017, Hagel was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for speeding in La Paz County.  Hagel initially denied possessing any firearms, despite being armed.  Six additional firearms were located inside the vehicle, along with 2,889 rounds of ammunition, bulletproof vests, and other tactical gear.  Hagel had an outstanding felony warrant from 2008 in a Maricopa County case involving theft of a vehicle. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive, and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution was handled by Lisa E. Jennis, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:          CR 18-00273-PHX-SPL   

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-140_ Hagel

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Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
2018-140_ Hagel / CR 18-00273-PHX-SPL
Updated October 26, 2018